Innovative Communities 

DCF would like to capture the many ways in which Wisconsin communities are working together and innovating to solve the child care crisis. What do we mean by innovate?


innovate (verb) 1 make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products; could include applying new processes, introducing new techniques, or establishing successful ideas to create new value. 2 introduce (something new)

DCF wants to hear how new partnerships, business models, and/or investments have allowed communities to significantly enhance one or more of the following:

  • Access to affordable child care in the community, and thus, more parents joining the workforce
  • Quality of local child care to meet the needs of all children and families
  • Fair compensation and job satisfaction for the early care and education workforce
  • Equitable opportunity to a higher quality of life among community members

Share your innovation by filling out the following form. Upon review, your submissions may appear on our innovative communities webpage.

Your name


  • What did you do?
  • Who did it impact?
  • How long did/will it last?
  • Why does it matter?

Personal information you provide may be used for secondary purposes [Privacy Law, s. 15.04(1)(m), Wisconsin Statutes].

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